Am I too old to have orthodontic treatment?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

“Am I too old to have orthodontic treatment?” is a question commonly asked by adults considering treatment. The answer is, of course, no. As long as you are determined (and still have teeth), it is never too late to have a great smile. Over recent years we have all become much more aware of our teeth Read more...

AcceleDent and Braces

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

A recent introduction in the field of orthodontics has been the use of vibratory forces to encourage quicker healing of bone, with the ultimate potential of speeding up the rate at which teeth can be moved into the desired position. This is not a new phenomenon; the same vibratory forces have been used previously in the field of Read more...

How can I keep my teeth clean when wearing braces?

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Alyssa O'Brien

Orthodontic Dental Therapy
BOH (CSU)

Getting braces can be a very exciting time for children and adults alike, and before you know it you’ll be flashing your new radiant smile. There are a few things to keep in mind along the way to ensure that you reach the end of your orthodontic treatment with beautiful healthy teeth. While you’re wearing Read more...

How much are invisible braces?

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Christina Melas

Orthodontic Dental Therapy
Dip.OHT (Melb)

When orthodontics comes to mind most people think of the “train tracks” analogy and immediately picture a mouth filled with metal. However, constant innovations in orthodontic treatment have enabled specialists to move teeth with less visibility and, importantly, more affordably than ever. At Smile Solutions, specialist orthodontists provide a full range of orthodontic services and Read more...

I hate my crooked teeth – what can I do?

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Dr Stephanie Tang

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MOrth (Hong Kong), MOrth (RCS Edin)

Patient concern about crooked teeth is one I deal with daily. If you have crooked teeth and would like them straightened and your smile improved, you may have already seen your general dentist about it. You may have been given the options of veneers or teeth whitening, after considering alignment of your teeth first. Then Read more...

What is malocclusion of the teeth?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

In dentistry, the word occlusion refers to the position of the teeth when the jaws are closed. In the case of a healthy occlusion, the top and bottom teeth line up with one another. When the teeth don’t line up very well as they bite together, we call this a malocclusion, or “bad bite”. Typical Read more...

I’ve been told I need to wear an Essix retainer. What is this?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

So you’ve finally completed your orthodontic journey and your braces have been removed! Now that you have a beautiful smile, we want to help you keep it that way. This can be achieved with an Essix retainer – our removable custom-fitted clear acrylic retainer – or a wire bonded to the inner (lingual) side if Read more...

At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

This is one of the most common questions our practitioners are asked and the answer is an easy one. No age is too young for an orthodontic assessment and there is never a time too soon for a specialist orthodontist to put your mind at ease. When should orthodontic treatment start? The Australian Society of Read more...

How does AcceleDent work?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

AcceleDent is a simple-to-use, hands-free device used in conjunction with Invisalign, designed for faster orthodontic treatment with only 20 minutes daily use. AcceleDent SoftPulse Technology releases a safe, effective and gentle pulsation that transmits through the roots of your teeth to the surrounding bone socket. This helps accelerate the cellular response and speeds the rate Read more...

Set your smile free with a free consultation with a specialist orthodontist

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

If you’d like straighter teeth, but aren’t really interested in braces, Invisalign clear aligners could be for you. Invisalign is virtually undetectable by others and provides discreet orthodontic treatment while achieving great results. Your new smile starts with a free consultation The best way to find out about Invisalign and what it can achieve for Read more...